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Glam it up

With only a week left before my breaking up, some of the staff including myself  have become sick. I think it’s pure exhaustion of 2015. I’m honestly so excited about this holiday compared to all the other years of working. I really worked my fingers to the bone this year and so have many of you guys. We simply just need a damn break to relax, put up our tired feet and have fun.

The festive season has arrived and with that comes a lot of occasions like beach parties, braai days, social gatherings and just a full on dressing up party. And with this summer heat out in cape Town, who would want to layer so many clothing. That is why it’s best to get yourself a throw on dress that can be worn to any event. I’m not fond of the colour pink but I opted to try out the palette on my skin and fell in love with the vibrant colour.

You can wear it down with embellished sandals, a pair of pumps or wear it with heels like I did. Anything that makes you comfortable and suits the occasion is key to tying the outfit together.

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Dress and heels: Fashion Express / Watch: Klines Accessories

Until next time.

A bunch of nuts fell out

Button Down

People with a fuller body figure like myself tend to be self conscious about what they wear. I’ve gained weight over the last two years and many people who do, make sure to lose the weight fast. I decided to embrace it instead but it came with challenges and, still does. I mean, I have thick thighs, saggy arms and a huge ass and many would feel uneasy with wearing chic clothing.

It took me a long time to accept that this is my body and to actually love it. I still get the crude comments of “I’m fat” and “when do I plan on losing the excess fat” jiggling in various places but it really doesn’t faze me. Yet for a lot of others, they begin to hate fashion and the trends that come with it like this button down skirt. I’ve seen this skirt everywhere and was so scared to even try one on with my wide hips to avoid the disappointment of it not looking great on me. Then I saw this denim one and took it home with me.

I told myself that maybe it won’t look sexy on me but what the hell! I’m going to make it work and, I think I’ll be wearing it all through summer. Suck that, haters lol! I paired it with a gorgeous summery print woven strappy top, my hat and these brown lace-up heels to give my look a bit of a sassy feel.

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Skirt and woven top: Fashion Express / Hat: Cotton On / Lace-up heels: Legit / Bangles: Edgars

Until next time.

A bunch of nuts fell out

Excuse Moi

“I’m movin’ on up, excuse moi, pardon, it’s me. There’s a new chapter to life that I’m starting to see.”Money by Drake

I’m not particularly a Drake fan but that lyrics speaks volumes to my life right now. I’ve successfully completed my Public Relations Management Degree which took me two years to complete. I told myself that in the year 2016, I’m taking a long year break from studies but what did I do? I ended up enrolling myself to do a SEO Strategy course at the AAA School of Advertising.

So December has finally arrived. Whoop, whoop. But it comes with many of us splurging on food, gifts, clothing and outings and, I told myself that instead of spending my money on unnecessary things I probably have already, I want to visit new places and make my holiday an adventure.

About this look: Jet really has been stepping up their game the last few months in the fashion department. I loved the slogan tee which is simply yet chic. I paired it with an asymmetric printed skirt which is quite different and pushed the boundaries with these purple lace up heels. I’m so in love with them, I would really like to marry them though haha.

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Photo Credit: Arlene Marthinus

Tee and skirt: Jet / Heels: Fashion Express / Watch: American Swiss

Until next time.

A bunch of nuts fell out


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As many of you might know, my profession entails communications, marketing, social media and PR and with that, I need to be tech savvy with all the latest trends and apps.

So when Snapchat came onto the market, I saw many bloggers and celebrities jump onto this bandwagon while I sat in a corner thinking to myself, “Damn! Another app I need to take into account. I can’t keep up!”. It’s trendy and has a multitude of flattering filters. So, there is no denying the power this app has.

So what is Snapchat? According to CEO, Evan Spiegel, Snapchat really has to do with the way photographs have changed. Historically photos have always been used to save really important memories: major life moments.

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To me, Snapchat is like any other social media platform. I’m already on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest (I hardly use), Linkedin and google plus and already that takes up so much of my time having to mange all these platforms simultaneously.

I honestly don’t have the time to balance my iPhone; having to make sure it’s steady in the air and shoot videos of me eating food, being at an event or simply just strolling to the mall. That is what taking an image is there for. A picture says a thousand words, remember?

To be honest, I’ve already seen myself becoming more and more anti-social. And to add another platform to my list will not do me any justice. I asked my partner when I got Instagram if he is okay with me snapping images of our food or simply asking him to take a picture of me when we go out because his one of those guys whose not social media mad like I am. He typically doesn’t mind but he also made me realize that it has taken up a lot of our time together which is virtually true.

I’m happy to not be part of the snapchat movement. If you want to capture a moment in time, a mood or merely just a look, shoot it the right way, where the only thing to be stretched will be your imagination.

Until next time.

A bunch of nuts fell out


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I read many blog posts throughout the week especially international ones’ and, I found this assertion being said all the time; “It’s an investment piece” or the word “statement”. Those words have generally been overused in the fashion industry and when did this “statement” become a thing?

The word is generally used amongst street style bloggers who attribute to seeking inspiration from the street and not fresh off the runway. So if a photographer captures you wearing an item that’s unique and bold and it lands onto the Internet, it starts becoming a trend which everybody wants to grab a pie of.

I came across this comment the other day which made me think of writing this post and it’s like she took the words straight from my mouth:

Statement piece….? What is the statement? Is it something like a secret that only the wearer knows? But then you’d be making a statement to yourself. That word is used so much in fashion and I really want to understand. Like the necklaces above…is the statement something like “Oh, hey I AM BIG!” or “Look here!” Or is it more like “I am a deep person with a unique interest in complex/simple design… a reflection of my inner self…? Or is it like, “I am the bomb! “Maybe I am thinking too much…. impossible…aaaargh…. I do get the “Key” pieces in the wardrobe thing…. but again, what is the statement that the wearer is trying to make…?

Statement pieces are considered to define your personal style which helps build your personal brand. They that piece of item that is interesting, attractive and eye-catching. It’s usually items that are bold and bright that will catch your eye immediately.

Are statement pieces a personal inner thought, or an overt statement to the rest of the world? In a way, it combines both elements but it’s becoming an overt statement that makes you believe you should go out and purchase those Chloe sunglasses or Chanel handbag because your favourite fashionista emphasised on the word ‘statement’.

My ‘statement’ piece is actually my grandmothers clutch. It doesn’t stand out but it’s so versatile, I can pair it with anything. I suppose we all have our ‘statement’ or ‘investment’ item of clothing or accessory. But like my father always tell me when I purchase something, “You can’t take it with to your grave. It’s just material things”.

Until next time.

A bunch of nuts fell out


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